Special Issue "Maternal and Early-Life Nutrition and Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Women's Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (5 May 2020).
Interests: neurodevelopment; developmental programming; cognition; epilepsy; hepatic encephalopathy; stress; obesity
IJERPH is planning a Special Issue focusing on Maternal and Early-life Nutrition and Health. Nutritional challenges, including caloric restriction, macronutrient excess, and micronutrient insufficiencies during early development, i.e. prior to and during gestation, lactation, and early-life, are known to influence lifelong health. Therefore, disturbances of quality and quantity of nutrition during these sensitive time periods of development can increase the risk to develop common adult disorders, such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disorder, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, cognitive function, as well as neuropsychological disorders. Nutritional programming has become a hot research topic.
This Special Issue aims to bring together the latest research on the role of nutrition, both prior to and during pregnancy, and in early-life, on placenta function, fetal growth, and offspring development. Studies on a broad range of topics, including maternal dietary intake, neonatal and early-life nutrition, placenta pathology, and future child and adult health are warranted. Original preclinical and clinical studies, meta-analyses, and review articles will be considered. This issue seeks to provide a comprehensive composite of the advances in perinatal nutrition that can impact health.
Prof. Li-Tung Huang
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Maternal nutrition
- Early-life nutrition
- Nutritional programming
- Maternal obesity
- Intrauterine growth retardation